Our scripture reading this week is John 20:19-21; 24-29. It will be familiar to many of you as the encounter of Thomas with the risen Christ. It is a dramatic and vivid passage as Thomas says out loud what many of us hesitate to whisper. Our guest preacher, Scott Eschbach helps us get a better understanding of the blessing that Thomas's words give to us as people of faith (and doubt).
Tim Accurso starts the service with "Praise Him, Praise Him." Karen Noffz serves as liturgist and Erin McKibben and Tim deliver the hymns "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," "These Things Did Thomas Count as Real," and "We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight." Finally, after a time of prayer and benediction, Chris Davis closes worship with "Medley of Hymns #2."
This Sunday, we will continue a series from Faith and Reason on The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart featuring Joan Chittister answering the questions
• Are the Ten Commandments antiquated and obsolete?
• Do they have anything useful for us in the 21st century?
• How did they come to be, and what was their original purpose?
• Have the 10 commandments evolved?
In this series, Joan Chittister, OSB, invites us to think deeply about the moral fibers of our society. She presents the idea that the Ten Commandments are an adventure in human growth and that we are not so much convicted by them as we are transformed by them. “What does it mean to us, to the world, to preserve the Ten Commandments as the bedrock of our civilization?” Sr. Joan offers an honest and refreshing approach to the Ten Commandments unlike anything else today. Today’s lesson will be on the 4th and 5th Commandments, Keeping the Sabbath and Honoring Father and Mother.
Please Join us Sunday right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!